Merry Christmas From Nerd Rambles

Two days to go! I swear Christmas comes quicker every year.

This year has been weird. Yes, we have progressed since the start of the pandemic, yet it still feels like we are trapped by it. We are still at risk due to the new variant. Thankfully, Christmas can somewhat go on ahead. So long as you take tests beforehand and take all necessary precautions. 

This year we are having my grandparents and great aunts for dinner. Later on, more family will come by later for drinks and laughs. Christmas is rarely quiet in my family. Last year was for pretty obvious reasons, and while it wasn’t the same, we still had a nice time. This year might be closer to how it used to be, provided all tests come back negative. 

I’m excited for the magical day, although a lot still needs to be done, such as wrapping gifts, dinner prep and last-minute checks to make sure we are celebrating as safely as possible. To be fair, the last few days before Christmas are always chaotic in this house. At this point, it has become part of the family tradition. 

Compared to how I felt last year, I am far more positive. Maybe it’s thanks to the strives we have made, or the Christmas spirit is working overtime to make up for last year’s somewhat disappointing affair. Either way, I am certainly not complaining. 

Time for our little Christmas tradition we have here, the Christmas thank you messages. 

Of course, the first and biggest thank you goes to Shiloh. Thank you for being a grounding presence for all these years. You are the best friend a girl could ever ask for. I say this a lot, but I am genuine every time I utter this phrase, I would not be here today if it wasn’t for you.

Thank you to OWLS and the blogging community for the tags, advice and thoughtful words. Nerd Rambles has shifted gears this year, and it has been stressful at times not knowing the best way to navigate its evolution. I am eternally grateful to you for all the support and feedback. 

Thanks to my D&D group for providing quality banter and laughs that were sorely needed this year. Monday’s are a blast thanks to you. We have faced a few trials this year, but if anything, we came out stronger. I am blessed to have you in my life.

Last, but by no means least, you. Dear reader, it means a lot that you took the time to read this. I hope that I have been able to entertain you, give you recommendations you ended up loving or maybe shown you a new perspective. 

I hope you have a Christmas as wonderful as you are and that Santa is good to you this year. 

Merry Christmas and happy holidays!

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